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Illegal (2010)

R | | Drama | 2010 (USA)
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Tells the stories of a group of people in Ciudad de Juarez with one thing in common: they are all looking for a better life for them and their families. For many, that better life waits just a short walk away in the United States.

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Ric Dupont

Writers:

Carl W. Lucas (screenplay), Marco Shepherd (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Shirley Rumierk ... Maribel Chacon (as Shirley A. Rumierk)
Luis Bordonada ... Ariel Vargas
Omar Leyva ... Arturo Chacon
Art LaFleur ... Agent Wallace
J. Salome Martinez ... Jesus 'Chuy' Sanchez
Jorge Jimenez ... Ignacio Rivera
Arturo Portillo ... Felipe
Fred Valle Fred Valle ... Ricardo Gutierrez
Paola Poucel ... Juana
Ray Aguayo Ray Aguayo ... Gabriel
Gorneth D'Oyley Gorneth D'Oyley ... Officer Nedry
Brian Reece Brian Reece ... Young Farmer
Theodora Dunlap ... Farmer's Wife
Jennifer Abeyta Jennifer Abeyta ... Anisa (as Jennifer Abyta)
Joshua Dupont Joshua Dupont ... Armando Vargas
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Tells the stories of a group of people in Ciudad de Juarez with one thing in common: they are all looking for a better life for them and their families. For many, that better life waits just a short walk away in the United States.

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The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.

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Drama

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Rated R for violence including a rape, language and some drug content
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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2010 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New Mexico, USA

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Cumbia de Maracumbe
Written by Ernesto Tinajero
Performed by Radio La Chusma
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Very well done movie!
8 June 2012 | by Ted GianopulosSee all my reviews

Aside from a semi-typical movie about how Americans are prone to act like idiots when they are anywhere outside their normal habitat, This movie was Directed, shot and acted very very well! A very good story about the strife and hardships that illegal immigrants can suffer at the risk of trying to make a better life for themselves by crossing the US-Mexican border. The story intermingles the lives of several people who are put in compromising situations in order to meet their own needs. Amazing performances by Luis Bordonada J. Salome Martinez. My only frown is that the characters who play Americans, aside from Art Lefleur are not always convincing in their acting, and their motivations are basically just to be jerks, which throws out another motivation question: why do these people want to come to a country filled with these idiots? The story could have been just as good if not better if they showed the Americans being represented as respectable people bringing a ray of light to a seemingly ravaged and lawless land.


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